Rebel Fagin

Rebel Fagin is a writer who has been politically active in Sonoma County since the 1970’s. He writes regularly for the Sonoma County Peace Press and the Global Critical Media Literacy Project (gcml.org). He has a book documenting nearly forty years of street activism in Sonoma County called Tales from the Perpetual Oppositional Culture – a Journey into Resistance. He lives in Santa Rosa, California and is active with many activists’ organizations.
  • Childhood’s End

    Obada awoke at 3 am to find eight masked men surrounding his bed, their rifles pointed at him. “I felt terrified,” the fifteen-year-old said. Obada is one of around 700 Palestinian children between the ages of 12 and 17 who are arrested and prosecuted each year by Israel.  Israel...
  • We Do It for Love

    On Valentine’s Day we show our love through flowers, poems, and chocolate. Some chocolate, though, comes with blood in it. A great deal of chocolate is grown in northwestern Africa, in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Guinea, and Burkina. Some of it is harvested with child slave labor. Children are...
  • Existence is Resistance

    From December 1 through 3, Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA) hosted a conference called Challenging Oppression: Working for Justice from Palestine to the USA. Sabeel is an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians. The first two days were held at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in...
  • Clean Your Plate

    In his book Drawdown, Paul Hawken lists food waste as the third-largest combatable cause of climate change. His research indicates that with a 50% reduction in food waste by 2050, we could reduce emissions equal to 26.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide, or 8% of greenhouse gases. One-third of food...
  • What da ya mean, Greenin’?

    Greening is a process for diverting waste away from the landfill as much as possible and into compost, recycling, and repurposing. You will find Greeners at foot races, concerts, festivals, and other public events. Greening is front-line climate-change pushback. Approximately 70% of food waste globally goes into our landfills....
  • One, Two, Three States Yer Out

    Israel’s total occupation of Palestine began 50 years ago, following the Six-Day War. With blessings from Washington, Israel’s occupation has expanded and threatens the very existence of Palestine. On July 14, Israel seized control of the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. They sent in at least 3,000 Israeli forces to...
  • Training for Occupation of the U.S.A.

    From September 7 through September 11, the Alameda County Fairgrounds will host Urban Shield, a four-day weapons expo and convention followed by two days of war-game exercises held throughout the Bay Area. This is the largest SWAT training in the United States. It is paid for by the Urban...
  • Plastic Free July

    Plastic Free July, like Earth Day, is an annual reminder of what we need to do every day: reduce and work to eliminate plastic from our lives.  Plastic is made from oil. People kill for oil with guns, with joysticks, and by tossing garbage into our waterways. Eight million...
  • Starving for Justice

    There are issues the corporate media just won’t touch. The hunger strike by political prisoners in Palestine is one of them. With the exception of one much maligned piece in the New York Times, the corporate media has been dutifully silent on this crisis. On April 17, 1,500 of...